Economic Development

  • Agriculture Statistical Profile 2008

    Agriculture Statistical Profile 2008

    Prepared by Moose Jaw Regional Economic Development Authority

    • Farm Characteristics
    • Crop Statistics
    • Livestock Statistics

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    Statistical Profile 2008

    Prepared by Moose Jaw Regional Economic Development Authority

    • Population
    • Education
    • Labour Force
    • Business Environment
    • Average Salary & Incomes
    • Household Characteristics

    pdf Download Statistical Profile 2008 »

  • The council of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 (RM #161) has entered into an agreement with the City of Moose Jaw to provide access to the City of Moose Jaw's landfill located on the easterly side of the City on part of SW 2-17-26 W2. Access to the City of Moose Jaw's landfill will now be provided for residents of RM #161 for light vehicles, basically defined as half-ton trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUV's), vehicles smaller than half-tons & SUV's and single-axle trailers loaded with household waste (not carrying Restricted or Prohibited Waste as defined in the City's Waste Management Bylaw) at the same rate as provided for residents of the City of Moose Jaw. In addition, it should be noted that in some cases, provincial legislation calls for municipal governments to provide access to a landfill for its residents – this agreement will address that requirement.

    Upon application by residents of RM #161, wallet-sized, numbered Access/ID cards, showing valid until December 31, 2013 (ignore the date), are now being distributed to residents of RM #161 via the Municipal Office, #3-1410 Caribou Street West in Moose Jaw. Access/ID cards are being distributed subject to the following parameters:

    • One Access/ID card will be provided per occupied residence (family-unit) in RM #161. Replacement cards will only be issued upon payment of a fee prescribed by council.
    • Cards must be produced at the landfill in order to qualify for the City of Moose Jaw resident's tipping-fee rate for the disposal of household waste.

    Please note that the terms and conditions of the agreement between RM #161 and the City of Moose Jaw will be reviewed near the expiry date of the agreement. RM#161 reserves the right to alter the parameters applicable to this program as required.

  • Businesses:

    Agriculture is the primary industry in the RM of Moose Jaw. The value-added agriculture processing industry is anchored by operations such as Cargill, Simpson Seeds, and Pasqua Farms and McDougall Acres Ltd. 15 Wing Moose Jaw adds to the diversity of the local economy as the Air Base is home to not only the Snowbirds but also to the internationally renown NATO Flying Training in Canada Program. The NFTC program instructs pilots from the UK, Italy, Denmark, and Singapore along with Canadian pilots. The RM also hosts a large asphalt manufacturer which is supplied with raw materials through a pipeline. There are other pipelines running through the RM that supply the province with natural gas.

    Within 30 kilometers of the RM of Moose Jaw exits three large businesses – Kalium Chemicals, Saskferco, and Terra Grain Fuels Ethanol Plant.

    In 2007 the RM had 4 new businesses start: Simpson Seeds expansion, Best Buildings, Signature Truss and Reactive Designs. Along with the addition of new business oil and gas exploration in 2007 resulted in 8 oil and/or gas wells being drilled.

    Please contact us if you have any questions about starting a business in the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw. If you are interested in advertising on the RM of Moose Jaw #161 website please look at our  pdfAdvertising Package. The RM office would like to highlight existing and new business in the RM by listing the profile of the buisiness profile in the news section of the website. Informaiton about your business proflie can be found here:  pdfBusiness Profile Listing.

  • Recreation:

    Buffalo Pound Provincial Park and Nicole Flats Nature Area are excellent places to enjoy recreation and nature. Both parks are accessible within the RM of Moose Jaw. Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is an ideal location for year ‘round recreation. Visitors to the park experience summertime fun with windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Over 200 sites are available for camping.

    During the winter visitors can experience cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing, and skating. You can also downhill ski at White Track Ski Area; rentals are available.

    Wakamow Valley – “the river of turns” is located in the RM of Moose Jaw. The RM is partnered with the City of Moose Jaw and province in the effort to keep the developments of the park progressing. Wakamow Valley is a beautifully treed valley which offers nature lovers 365 hectares of a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife. Everything from marsh land to cactus growth is within the valley.

  • The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 (RM #161) accepts on line payment directly to our bank account for all invoiced charges including partial and full property tax payments. Simply follow the following steps if you are interested in pursuing this option for your payments to RM #161.  Please note Debit cards are now accepted by the RM (credit cards are not accepted).

    1. Log into the appropriate section of your bank's website with your debit card.
    2. From the appropriate Payments Section of your bank's website, select or set up RM #161 as a payee. We are set up as a payee as shown below:

      MOOSE JAW #161 (RURAL MUN) TAX    (each bank may have the name set up a bit different but they will all contain Moose Jaw, RM, Tax and 161 within the name)     

              CIBC - MOOSE JAW (RURAL MUN) TAX

              TD Canada Trust - MOOSE JAW NO. 161 (RM) TAXES & HAIL LE

              RBC - MOOSE JAW (just type in MOOSE JAW and it should bring up choices, choose #161 R.M. TX & HAIL LEVY)



            If your bank's website provides a spot for Payee or Vendor Account Information, we suggest you use a format     that clearly identifies who you are. We recommend using your Customer # located beneath the mailing date located on the upper-right portion of your tax notice.

         3. Once RM#161 has been set up as a payee or vendor, proceed as you would with any online payment.  Please remember if paying early to pay the discounted amount.  You should receive a tax or general receipt in the mail within three weeks of making payment if your payment was successfully received.

         4. If you are uncertain as to the procedure or if you wish to follow-up after making an online payment, please contact the RM #161 office at (306) 692-3446.

  • Subdivision and Rezoning:

    Valley Ridge EstatesThe RM is open to rezoning land to encourage residential subdivision development. In 2007 Saskatchewan experienced an increased number of homes built, the greatest since 1983. This was a 64 per cent increase since 2006 which was the strongest gain among any province in 15 years [CMHC]. The RM also experience an increase in construction with 19 building permits issued compared to 9 permits in 2006.

    Over the past few years there has been an increased development of homes in the Valley Ridge Estates. Due to lower taxes in the RM and a different life style, residents in Moose Jaw and people moving to Moose Jaw are looking for acreages.


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